When word broke of underground sensation Sad Frosty‘s sudden passing on Sunday (Jan. 16), fans immediately disregarded it as “fake” or relentlessly typed “this can’t be real” in our comment sections.
Sadly, the truth is always hard to swallow. He was only 24-years-old.
Taking to social media to inform fans of his death, curators of Frosty’s Twitter and IG accounts posted a slew of photos in remembrance of the late-rapper with the caption, “Long Live Sad Frosty 3/4/97 – 1/14/22.”
While Frosty’s cause of death is still unconfirmed, reputable hip-hop commentator DomisLIVE News reported that he was recently in communication with the Houston-born artist, saying that he “found out he was in rehab” and that “he was trying to get better.”
Despite the unfortunate circumstances, the underground mourns the loss of another soul taken way too soon.
This message not only sent die-hard fans into shock, but those closest to him like new wave enigma DC The Don felt even more heartbroken. Donny — who has worked with Sam (Sad Frosty) on “Beavis and Butthead” and many other tracks — spoke on the bond he and his “big brother” shared, openly divulging his heartbreak and anger stemming from the Houston rapper’s untimely death.
Others in DJ Scheme, 347Aidan and Baby Santana also offered their condolences on social media. Sad Frosty’s most recent release was “Dopamine Freestyle” (July 2021), which came after his 2019 album Playground, which featured DC The Don, 1TakeJay and Glory Santana. He had amassed over 700,000 Spotify monthly listeners at the time of his death.
His debut tape, A Playlist, displayed the charismatic, kind and kindred spirit Frosty was both on and off the mic. Similarly, Our Generation’s Emwell recently caught up with the new wave artist at a recent show in Los Angeles, where he energetically performed in front of a crowd of thousands.
We at Our Generation Music send our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Sam during this unbelievably difficult time.
Rest In Paradise, Sad Frosty.